Confessions of a Community College Administrator
Written by Matthew Reed, the formerly anonymous author of InsideHigher Ed's most popular blog, Confessions of a Community CollegeDean, this book offers keen insights, a frank discussion, andsuggested solutions for the many issues that are unique tocommunity college administration.
In Confessions of a Community College Administrator Reeddescribes the current landscape of community college leadership andaddresses some of the fundamental questions that face communitycolleges. Who does a community college actually serve? How doadministrators really make budget decisions? Where do the roots ofthe "permanent crisis" in higher education lie? How are full-timeand adjunct faculty best balanced?
Throughout the book, Reed offers guidance and encouragement forthe next generation of community college leaders. He examines a setof proposed solutions from outside academia, then turns to othersolutions emerging from inside the community college world thatalso show potential for success.
Confessions of a Community College Administrator is filled withrealistic, and ultimately hopeful, advice on how to step back fromthe day-to-day administrative struggles and gain some perspectiveon the larger picture. Reed offers administrators useful andproductive directions for constructive change.
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About the Author
Herding Cats Managing Creative People
The Community College Landscape
Funding Where the Money Comes From Where It Goesand Why Theres Never Enough Operating Budgets
Regular Challenges oftheDeans
Saving Community Colleges A Proposals Few Modest